Today is the 11th anniversary of my blog my 2 cents.
I began blogging reluctantly, only because I was was pushed into it by a friend who was an early blogger. I quickly fell in with an interesting a global group of marketing bloggers. Many of us became online friends, to the point where we decided to have a meet-up in New York. More than 100 bloggers came for the weekend, from throughout the United States and as far as Europe, Asia and Australia. It was an incredible evening, when we met at a bar where we had reserved our own room. A few of us knew each other, but throughout the evening someone new would walk in and a few people would go over and hug the newcomer, a stranger who we recognized only from photos online.
I've made many friends and some business acquaintances through blogging. I've learned a lot and I've had a chance to creatively express myself in writing, which I normally don't do when I'm writing for clients. Early on, I limited my posts to marketing and public relations topics, although I began commenting on news and politics over the past two years. Some of those posts may have cost me some business or ruffled the feathers of some friends, but
In the eleven years, I've written 928 posts. (This one is #929.) I've received more than 2,500 comments. The blog has gotten nearly 433,000 pageviews -- probably more since views on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter don't always get counted.
Many of the people who were blogging when I began don't blog anymore. Some have gone on to other platforms to express themselves. Some have said all they have to say. Others just got bored with it.
I still enjoy blogging and plan to continue to offer my 2 cents to whoever wants to listen. As always, your comments are always welcomed.